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June 2022

Bolberry Down (Botany Section)

Fri. 3 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Meet at National Trust Bolberry Down car park (SX6888.3854). We hope to see Cytisus scoparius ssp. maritimus Prostrate Broom in its newly discovered South Devon site. Asplenium obovatum Lanceolate Spleenwort, Trifolium incarnatum ssp. molinerii…

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Field trip to South Combe Farm (Botany Section)

Sat. 11 June 2022 at 11:00 am

South Combe Farm, Salcombe Regis, is a National Trust tenanted farm held by the Westgate family who have begun working with local environmental and nature organisations to improve and restore the habitats to increase…

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Visit to South Tawton Church House and Church (Tavistock Branch)

Tue. 14 June 2022 at 2:00 pm
South Tawton Church House South Tawton, Devon EX20 2LQ

South Tawton’s medieval grade II* listed Church House stands to the south west of St Andrew’s church at the heart of the village. Central to the life of the village for more than five…

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Upper Plym Valley Field Trip (IA Section)

Thu. 16 June 2022 at 10:30 am
£3 – £5

Ernie Hoblyn will lead a walking tour of Dewerstone quarries, Tavistock and South Devon Railway link, Shaugh Bridge brickworks, and Neomi iron mine. We will follow the route of the tramway to the Dewerstone…

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Pebble Bed Heaths (Botany Section)

Sat. 18 June 2022 at 11:00 am

A visit to look at species typical of both dry heathland and wet mire, with an accent on carnivory. We shall hunt again for Heath Fragrant Orchid and Early Marsh Orchid in mire with…

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Broadside Ballads (Music Section)

Mon. 20 June 2022 at 7:30 pm
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Dr David Atkinson presents Broadside Ballads – Grisly Stories from the Past Dr Atkinson, Editor of Folk Music Journal and Honorary Research Fellow at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, will talk about ballads…

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Wheathill Plantation (Entomology Section)

Sat. 25 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Field trip to East Budleigh Common which forms part of the extensive East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. It is owned by Clinton Devon Estates and has recently been designated as a National Nature Reserve. Meet…

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Mutter’s Moor (Entomology Section)

Sun. 26 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Field trip to this area of Lowland Heath which is owned by Clinton Devon Estates and is situated on Tertiary gravels and Greensand. Unlike the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths it is relatively under recorded.…

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The Maer, Exmouth (Entomology Section)

Mon. 27 June 2022 at 10:30 am

Field trip to The Maer Local Nature Reserve, owned by East Devon District Council. The reserve is an area of grass on old sand dunes and is just across the road from the car…

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Tour of Coldridge Church (Buildings Section)

Thu. 30 June 2022 at 2:00 pm

A presentation and guided tour of Coldridge Church, to be followed by tea and cake. Numbers limited. Booking essential. As of March 2022, this visit is already fully booked.  

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July 2022

Henry Williamson (Lit & Art Section)

Sat. 2 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
University of Exeter Special Collections, The Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, EX4 4SB

Angela Mandrioli and Dr Christine Faunch, the University’s Head of Heritage Collections, will talk to us about the author and show us around the Williamson archive. Note that the start time is now 2:00pm,…

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Bystock DWT Reserve and Squabmoor Reservoir (Entomology Section)

Sun. 3 July 2022 at 10:00 am

Field trip to look for Small Red and Red-eyed Damselflies, Downy Emerald, Keeled Skimmer and Golden-ringed Dragonfly. Meet at the Bystock entrance off road at SY034843 (alternatively at Squabmoor car park SY038844). Close-focus binoculars…

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